Forums > Senate Hall > SH:General bug thread

We've been listing bugs in the MediaWiki 1.19 thread, but at this point any news bugs are unlikely to be connected to the upgrade, so this thread has been created for general discussion of any bugs that may show up from time to time. Remember that if the bug requires Wikia to fix it, it should probably be reported to Special:Contact/bug, but brief discussion here first may be useful in nailing down whether it only occurs in certain browsers, etc., thereby enabling us to give Wikia more specific information so they can fix it more easily. When reporting a bug, be sure to list your browser version, operating system, and skin, as these may provide useful clues to the problem.

Once a bug has been verified as fixed, it should be archived to Forum:SH:General bug thread/Archive to avoid cluttering the page with stuff that no longer needs attention. If you feel that a bug was prematurely archived and that it has not been fully resolved, feel free to move it back to this page to continue discussion.

DEFAULTSORT partly stopped working[]

The A Crash of Fate article source explicitly lists two categories that the page is a member of (Category:Canon young-adult novels and Category:Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge). The page uses templates that implicitly add it to two further categories (Category:Articles with major spoilers and Category:Real-world articles). The page source includes the text {{DEFAULTSORT:Crash of Fate, A}}, which should (and once upon a time did) correctly alphabetize an article in all its categories. Currently, however, it is correct only in the first two (explicitly listed) categories; in the implicit ones, it is incorrectly filed under A instead of C.

{{DEFAULTSORT}} does not appear to be a Wookieepedia template—the page Template:DEFAULTSORT does not exist here—so this may be a Fandom bug and not a Wookieepedia one, but asking here seems like the best first step. Asithol (talk) 04:08, August 26, 2019 (UTC)

As a point of comparison, I just added {{DEFAULTSORT}} to A Blu Hope!, which is a member of one explicit (Category:Star Wars Insider 128 articles) and two implicit (Category:Magazine article stubs and Category:Real-world articles) categories. This addition alphabetized the article correctly in the explicit category and one of the implicit ones; it remains incorrect in Category:Real-world articles. Asithol (talk) 04:47, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
  • The template responsible for adding Category:Articles with major spoilers has been fixed. The one responsible for Category:Real-world articles will have to be looked at by someone knowledgeable in the Lua language, since that is actually invoked by Module:Eras. Oh, and FWIW, {{DEFAULTSORT}} isn't a template, but rather a "variable". Imperators II(Talk) 09:41, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
    • Module:Eras probably shouldn't categorize articles in Category:Real-world articles, as all real-world articles are already in subcategories of it. Before this edit, neither {{Eras}} or the module did it. On the subject, however, it seems that there's no way to pass {{DEFAULTSORT}} values to Lua modules. 01miki10 Open comlink 10:07, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
      • Yeah, I too had the thought that, at least for these two articles, Category:Real-world articles was redundant with some other category, and I agree with 01miki10 that that should be true in general. So probably the best strategy is reverting that 2016 module edit 01miki10 pointed out. Asithol (talk) 22:11, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
        • I suppose the category is useful in the sense that every single article falls under one of three categories; Canon, Legends, or RL. 1358 (Talk) 23:06, August 30, 2019 (UTC)
          • However, none of IU Legends or Canon articles are in subcategories of Category:Legends or Category:Canon, except the hidden categories for tabs and categories of non-canon articles. 01miki10 Open comlink 11:27, August 31, 2019 (UTC)
            • Right—I wasn't arguing against the usefulness of the Real-world articles category, but rather that placing articles directly within this category violates our rule stating "Articles placed in [a category] should not also be placed in that category's parent category." Real-world articles only exists as a parent category, as every real-world article should be in some subcategory of it. The occasional exception can be specifically added to Category:Real-world articles, but there is no reason that this action should be the default (and in fact was not until 2016, when one editor thought this was somehow "broken"). Asithol (talk) 19:32, September 10, 2019 (UTC)
      • I think I found a way to fix article sorting in all categories added by Module:Eras. Replacing '[[%s:%s|%s]]', 'Category', cat, sort or pagename on line 703 with '[[%s:%s]]', 'Category', cat should do the trick. 01miki10 Open comlink 19:31, September 11, 2019 (UTC)
        • Is there any procedural reason the edit 01miki10 cited above can't be administratively reverted? Since it goes against our categorization policy, it shouldn't require a vote, correct? Asithol (talk) 20:53, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

Unable to upload images[]

Recently I have tried uploading images and each time I have gotten this warning:

"Due to upload abuse, adding or replacing files is limited to users who have achieved a threshold number of edits and account lifetime, and have a confirmed email address in their user preferences. Please find something constructive to do until you reach this threshold. Please note that spamming unproductive edits to reach this threshold will cause your account to be completely blocked from editing. For more information, please contact an administrator via IRC."

I'm very sure my account meets the threshold for uploading images but no matter what I am unable to and any help or advice would be great. I haven't used these forums before and I am unsure if I am putting this in the wrong one but it seemed like the right place to ask about it so forgive me if it's not. AdmiralThrawn91 (talk)